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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Good Morning :)

Quotes of the day... 2/26/16

"Self-disciplined begins 
with the mastery of your thoughts.”
     ~ Napoleon Hill 

How you feel right now 
is how your future is shaping to be. 
Whether you're thinking about 
the past, present, or future, 
how you feel right now,
as you think about 
the past, present, and future
is, and will be, your life.
     ~adapted, Esther Hicks

The outer conditions of our life
will always be found to 
reflect our inner beliefs.
     ~adapted, James Allen

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Good Morning :)

Quotes of the day... 2/25/16

When you wake up in the morning, 
the cells of your body 
have pushed the reset button. 
And if you don’t reintroduce negative beliefs 
that you have about your body 
or about your ability, as soon as you wake up
—then you have a fresh start.
     ~ Esther Hicks

To live in the what-is of your day, 
with wanted and unwanted, 
and to focus primarily on the wanted 
is the formula for a joyous life experience.  
     ~ Esther Hicks

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pictures of the day!

Baby Eli, sizing things up ;) Thanks for the picture Kate!

After 4 nature days, we're addicted. The rain didn't stop us today!

This would not have happened had we not hiked!

Quotes of the day... 2/24/16

The amount of happiness that you have depends
on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. 
     ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

Choosing to be happy now generally leads to 
greater external success in life. So think of 
happiness as the path, not the destination.
     ~ Mike Dooley

Focus on your blessings 
so life doesn't have to remind you of them.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quotes of the day... 2/23/16

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself.

The force of evolution, which for millions of years has pushed on the physical plane, has now been internalized. The inner world is our future. Awareness gave us the ability to push the envelope of being human further. 

     ~ Deepak Chopra, inspired by Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay of the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences – read the entire article here;

Monday, February 22, 2016

Beautiful water sights on the trails today! THE VIDEOS WORK THIS TIME :)

Start with something you want to do!

Everyone seems to have a preferable form of movement, one that doesn't take much effort to get up and do. For me it is hiking in the woods and dancing. If you don't know what yours is, finding out would be a great first step.

I fell off the working out train and was hard pressed to find the motivation to start again. I happened to be lucky enough to have just been on a hike two days in a row. Unbeknownst to myself, that was just the ticket that, effortlessly, got me up and doing a Cize dance workout this morning. I feel in the groove again. :)

Finding your movement of least resistance is a great place to start. Joy is always the best place to begin anything. It clears the muck to get you ready for bigger and better! Walk anyone? ;)

Quotes of the day... 2/22/16

RIP, Harper Lee, 
Author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”
 (April 28, 1926 ~ February 19, 2016)

“...tell the truth, do no harm to others, 
and don't think you are the 
most important being on earth. 
Rich or poor, you then can look anyone 
in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better 
than you, but I'm certainly your equal.” 

“You never really understand a person 
until you consider things from his point of view... 
Until you climb inside of his skin 
and walk around in it.” 

“The time your friends need you is when 
they’re wrong, Jean Louise. They don’t 
need you when they're right.” 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Another nature day ♥

Trail Head, Derry Rail Trail
Puppy, "Why is that water moving?"
Ladies and their dogs.
Yes, scratch hen in the woods.
The Grind Rail Trail Cafe; organic coffee!
Patriotic Bench

Sun sets on a lovely day ♥

What is a good day and why?

Every day is a good day. Every day holds an evolutionary purpose. Unfortunately, every day does not feel like a good day.

If we look back on a good day, sometimes it was the events that made it good, but other times we just felt happy for no reason at all. Let's look at the days that were good simply because we felt good.

What causes us to feel bad when nothing bad is happening? What causes us to feel good when nothing particularly great is happening? We have to "think" it is good, or "think" that it is bad.

We don't have to work too hard on a day that feels good or a day that has fun things happening, but it is the days that "feel" bad that we need to pay particular attention to. These are the days we have the power to increase the frequency of our good days.

The days we feel bad are the days we need to monitor our thoughts and, more importatntly, to listen to our higher wisdom. These are the days we need to only connect to thoughts or decisions that feel inspired.

The more we do the work on the days that feel bad, the less frequent those days come.